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Cold start ticking noise, after 5 minutes it goes away.

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First off how many miles on the vehicle. Based on the little information that I have to go on. It is either a lifter issue or a leaky exhaust. either one could go away given a few minutes of warm up time. If your oil is at an acceptable level then it's not from a low oil issue. How long have you had this issue? It could also be a piston problem but that is less likely but a more serious issue. Most likely you are just going to want to keep changing fluids regularly and see how it goes. If it's just a lifter or leaky exhaust it doesn't need immediate attention.
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